Cougar Woman know that to succeed in the workplace there is one thing that is absolutely necessary. That all-important ingredient is to believe in yourself and what you are capable of achieving. Successful women have stopped listening to people who say "you can't do it" and now take great delight in proving the naysayers wrong.
I hear stories every day about fabulous females who have propelled themselves far beyond anything they could have ever imagined. Even though the odds were stacked against them, they forged ahead. I am one of those women. I managed to create a high profile career on Wall Street without a college degree. That is unheard of. I was the first Canadian woman to have a seat on The New York Stock Exchange and then go on to manage a trading department for a top rate investment firm. Being the only woman in a sea of male MBA's was really a lot of fun.
Recently I did an interview with Better TV on how to succeed in business. It's full of great tips and has more of my story. I think you might enjoy watching it.
Don't pay attention to those people who tell you you're too old to try something different because it just isn't true. If you want something badly enough you are going to find a way to make it happen.